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Dec 5, 2013 3:30pm PST
furse from johannesburg, where people have gathered outside the home of nelson mandela to pay their respects. >>> donna brazil is here, john king is here and era him rasool is here. john, you were there in almost 20 years ago when nelson mandela was inaugurated. tell us what it was like. >> it remains the most powerful moment i have ever seen. before then, the vice president al gore mentioned the delegation. fidel castro was walking out of the hall, ga davi, many of the african leaders, some quite controversial to the leadership of the united states, were walking out, and then president-elect mandela, just moments he was having brief meetings. after he met with the vice president, there were a few reporters, and he shuffled over and very quietly and shook our hands and asked how we were doing. on this days when, that's who he was, this quiet dignity and grace. i want to show this. the vips were given this. and some of us hung around. >> you were working for the associated press. >> at the time. this is the new stamp they issued that day, commemorating the new president, but there wa
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
>> hello again, welcome to our special cover annual of the death of nelson mandela. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. >> it is morning now in south africa. crowds have gathered outside the former president's home in johannesburg, he died peacefully on thursday, he was 95. >> mandela is known for freeing south africa and delivering it into the hands of democracy. president jacob zuma broke the news of his death. >> our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embraced mandela as their own and who saw his cause as their cause. this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. >> well, millions of people around the world are joining south africans in mourning the death of nelson mandela. let go live now to johannesburg. robyn curnow who has covered nelson mandela's career extensively. i guess the fact that he hasn't been president for 14 years him he has so many people out in the stheet streets. he remains in their hearts on this day. >> reporter: absolutely. you know, nelson mandela's life mirrored south africa's struggle for political
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
respects to nelson mandela at the age of 95, who has just passed away. we heard the announcement from jacob zuma, the president of south africa. we want to welcome our viewers who may just be tuning in here in the united states and around the world. we'll have special breaking news coverage of the death of nelson mandela here in "the situation room." we're watching what's going on, christiane and robyn kurnow is in johannesburg watching what's going on as well. we will only now begin, christiane, to get reaction. i'm sure that leaders around the world will want to speak out and pay their special respects to this world leader, from the president of the united states, the leaders in europe, africa, all over the world. it's only just beginning now. >> reporter: that's right. indeed, president zuma paid tribute to how much nelson mandela had been embraced by the world, that he was also the global representation of this relentless and unyielding struggle for freedom and justice, and he never gave up. i remember, you know, watching him being released from prison from very far away, from her
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 12:00am PST
respects to nelson mandela. and this soccer stadium that we are now having this memorial at, and that is actually now jacob zuma. this is the current president of south africa. jacob zuma arriving. of course, he will be delivering what is, i guess, referred to as a keynote address during this memorial service. at this soccer stadium, which has played so many moments during mandela's life. it seems fitting to have his memorial there. >> absolutely, john. there could not be a more fitting venue for this memorial service for nelson mandela. this is the site of nelson mandela's last public appearance. the closing stages of the 2010 world cup. that's when we saw him along with his wife on the back of a golf cart, if you will, wrapped up against the wall. scenes that touched the heart of many as they saw him. he looked frail. he was obviously advanced in his years. that was the last time we saw him in public in 2010. if you were to go back to time, this place behind me was also the scene of nelson mandela's first public speech. well, not first. the speech in the days after he was released. two
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
special edition of "cnn newsroom" as we remember the life and legacy of nelson mandela. first breaking news in the last hour, brand new jobs report is out with the lowest unemployment rate in five years. we'll tell you how the markets and the white house are responding this morning. >>> also an arctic blast, this is dallas, where the mercury has dropped 50 degrees in just the last 24 hours. colossal ice storm putting on the freeze from texas to tennessee. and in johannesburg, remembering the man who went from prisoner to president, we'll have the latest on funeral plans for the anti-apartheid icon, nelson mandela. >>> first to that breaking news on the economy, americans are getting back to work, 203,000 jobs were added to payrolls in november, and the unemployment rate ticked two notches lower to 7%. that's the lowest unemployment rate in five years. our chief business correspondent christine romans is here to break down the numbers. better than expected, so should we feel absolutely completely good about this? >> i saw some broad-based strength in these numbers from warehous
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
leader and freedom fighter nelson mandela. >> here in the u.s. we're tracking a dangerous ice storm. forecasters saying it could be the worst ice storm ever for the region. people are waking up without power but millions could end up losing electricity for weeks, they fear, this as temperatures continue to plummet. >> we'll continue to what's going on but we want to react to the passing of nelson mandela. here's a live look at the crowds that have been gathered outside the late south african leader's home. they're singing, their dancing, nations, of course, showing their respect. flags around the world at the white house we'll show you, see it, half-staff. this morning, honoring the anti-apartheid leader's life and legacy. we'll follow the developments from every corner of the world. let's bring with robyn curnow. she's in johannesburg. >> the news came just before midnight south african time that nelson mandela had gone. so many south africans woke up to this stark, gut wrenching head line. this says "hamba kahle madiba." >> it was an announcement heard around the world. >> our bel
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
happening in south africa over the next ten days of mourning. nelson man dadela has passed aw. thank you for watching our special situation room coverage of the passing of nelson mandela. much more coming up right now on erin burnett "outfront" with jake tapper filling in. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. you're watching erin burnett "outfront." we're following the news story of nelson mandela, the first black president of south africa. an anti-apartheid icon. he was 95 years old. his passing was announced late this afternoon by south african president jacob zuma. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. but though we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of the profound and enduring loss. >> president obama who met mandela in 2005 said he cannot fully imagine his own life without the example set by mandela. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to follow the example that he set to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. to never disdown
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
from around the world. stay ahead on cnn. . >>> remembering nelson mandela. the world mourning the loss of a legend morning. the south african president hailed for his courage, his conviction, his decency. i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. we welcome our viewers in the u.s. and arnold the world. >> this is a special edition of "early start" beginning this morning because the world is grieving and, in some ways, celebrating a giant among men. nelson mandela whose unbreakable will and unsurpassed courage brought an end to an era of white domination in south africa. he is dead this morning at the age of 95. mandela was such a global icon with larger than life legend who went from a prison cell to the presidency and he did it with such unmashed grace. i want to bring in arwa damon when is live in johannesburg in south africa. >> reporter: nelson mandela a hero, a legend, an icon. so many of the people we are speaking to here will say that hardly truly encompasses what it was that he meant for this nation and what it was that he allowed this nation to become. behind me is the ho
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Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
baldwin. the news is now. as the world mourns an icon, washington didn't always see nelson mandela as a saint. >>> america's unemployment rate drops, but will conservatives give president obama credit? >>> plus -- ♪ whiskey river >> willie nelson pugglled out oa gig at sea world after cnn's explosive film on killer whales. >> and when twitter bikes and critics sting. carrie underwood's version of a classic hits a nerve. >>> we have a lot to talk about here on this friday. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you so much for joining me. let's begin with this dangerous and deadly winter storm affecting millions of you all across the nation today. this freezing storm hitting from texas, all the way up to new york, you see the map here. the system causing flight cancellations, dangerous driving conditions, and now deaths. three adults have died in car accidents in both oklahoma and texas as a result of this storm system that you're looking at here. and in arkansas, one man died after a tree fell on his camper during the freezing rain. you know, ice can bring down the tree limbs and power lines
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 1:00am PST
africa and the world is saying good-bye to nelson mandela and my conversation with maya angelou and gary player about the power to inspire people to imagine a better world and make it real. and later, you'll meet a man who spent 18 years in prison and came close to being executed for a murder he didn't commit despite evidence he didn't do it. >>> we begin tonight with breaking news of freakish and dangerous weather pattern that made it possible to experience a 105 degree swing from miami where it was 80 to montana where it was minus five. super cold rain is falling, freezing and coating a big chunk of the country in misery and mayham. >> reporter: two days ago here in arkansas, the state was reaching near record high temperatures, 75 degrees on wednesday. today, try 26 and a dangerous layer of ice coating the roads, cars spun out and power lines weighed down with the frozen rain. >> the biggest problem we got right now, no traffic on the road. therefore no traffic when we put the salt and sand down, sleet come down and sit on top of it and sit there, and until there's really stop, i don'
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 1:00am PST
anderson cooper. we have live at fnb stadium where the world is gathering to remember nelson mandela. this is an impressive memorial service to get under way bringing the rich, powerful and the average citizen here to remember one of the largest gather is in history. some 90,000 people expected to be packing this massive stadium and it is fill up fast. a spot where mandela made his last public appearance three years ago, right after the world cup celebration, some 91 world leaders, sdig thdignitaries are. it's a rainy day but that is not stopping the crowds. 4:00 a.m. in the east. we welcome our viewers in the united states and watching around the world. i'm happy to be joined by christiane amanpour and robin curnow. for those who are watching at home and watching around the world, they should stay tuned. it is a treat to see that this is history in the making. >> it's really true. in the days since mandela died, you've had such an outpouring of sadness, but really it's been marked by the joyfulness and the celebration of his life. i think it's not too harsh to say we will probably n
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
nelson mandela. very few people transformed their country. the crowd outside his house speak to that. ♪ ♪ >> sad news, there is a sense of celebration how far nelson mandela brought south africa and brought us all and opened our eyes to better angels to justice over injustice and compassion in the face of cruelty and sometimes in an unforgiving world to forgiveness. >> this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost his greatest son, yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. >> south africa's president announcing the death a short time later, president obama paid a deeply personal tribute. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
-moon praising nelson mandela, we want to welcome our viewers back from around the united states and around the world. i'm chris cuomo, joined by christiane amanpour and robyn curn curnow. we've just had the grand children come up, huge applause. and the crowd erupted for them. then maybe the moment of the morning so far in terms of crowd recognition, when president obama and first lady michelle obama came on the screen. what did you think of that? >> i think it's to be expected. it's the first black presence in america and mandela was the first black presence here in south africa. many feel like there's a connection between their stories. barack obama himself said he was inspired by mandela's leadership. of course they never met. when obama was president and mandela was president, they didn't meet while he was president but obama has met him back in 2005. we'll keep listening to ban ki-moon who's talked about the rainbow nation, justice and got massive applause, the respect these leaders are paying to the people of south africa. >> i hope it continues in tolerance and for prosperity
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> incredible to see. "early start" continues right now. >>> remembering nelson mandela. this morning the world remembering that man, mourning the loss of a legend. south africa's former president hailed for his courage and decency and message of equality. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. it is 5:00 in the east. >>> nelson mandela whose unbreakable will and unsurpassed courage brought an end to an era of white domination in south africa. he is dead this morning at the age of 95. mandela was such a global icon with larger than life legend who went from a prison cell to the presidency and he did it with such unmashed grace. i want to bring in robin curnow live from johannesburg. set the scene for us today, robin. >> the announcement was made just before midnight on thursday. so many south africans didn't really know that their icon had passed on. it was only when they woke up this morning that they perhaps looked at the newspapers or heard on the radio. much of this country is quite rule countryside and they would have seen headlines like this.
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
>>> happening now, south africa and the world prepare for the funeral of nelson mandela. we're there live with new information. >>> plus, clinton honors mandela. the former president shares very personal stories about his friend and his hero. he says the south african leader's advice helped him get through one of his darkest hours. stand by for my one-on-one interview. >>> plus, breaking news. a snow and ice emergency. a deadly winter storm is causing havoc on the roads and in the skies across america. we're tracking the danger as the deep freeze moves east and a new storm develops out west. >>> and a big jump in jobs. does president obama deserve credit for improving the u.s. economy after a surprisingly strong employment report? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a ten-day mourning period is under way for one of the most influential leaders of our time. we're learning more about the final tributes to nelson mandela. stand by for that, and for my special conversation with the former president, bill clinton. he reveals a time when he and the south african pre
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
ready for what promises to be a truly epic memorial for nelson mandela. we will be live which details. first, let's go to kate which this top story. >> we will be checking in which you. let's gen here back at home which a massive winter storm, icing the east coast, air travel is an absolute nightmare. more than 1,100 flights already scrubbed today following 2,100 flights cancelled on sunday. if that's not good, people have been forced to sleep on cots at the airport a. highway nightmare from wisconsin to maryland. hundreds of wrecks. dozens deadly. we have this storm covered beginning which meteorologist indra petersen. how is it looking now? >> no stranger to travel delays. ten hours i was stuck last week on the tarmac. i know i was not alone. this storm wreaked havoc which freezing rain, rain itself and snow and ice across a huge chunk of the country. snow, freezing rain and dangerous ice. >> oh! oh my god. >> reporter: in plano, texas, people caught cascades of ice shooting down from rooftops. >> oh my god. >> reporter: another storm is wreaking havoc across much of the nat
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> they are from the same neighborhood as nelson mandela and extraordinary leader in the anti-apartheid movement. >> absolutely. i think they became the voices of the struggle while he was away. remember also desmond tutu is still very much seen as the moral voice and often taken on the mental of mandela as he got sicker. desmond tutu has come out. very critical of anc, the liberation movement that mandela led in the last few years and essentially accusing them of deviating from mandela's original vision. so it has been transferred or continued still through arch business bishop desmond tutu. >> when we lay him to rest knowing that our memories of him will endure. >> outside the stadium, still people streaming in. no doubt it's going to be full in an hour or two even though the rain continues. >> you know what is extraordinary as we watch some of the formality? the military band playing the national anthem. obviously, blacks are in the military. the last years before mandela became president, the ministry was about instigating civil war the head of the security force, his name
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
jimmy carter joins us to eulogize nelson mandela, the south african freedom fighter has been canonized for his accomplishments. did you realize the u.s. had him on a terrorist watch list until 2008? >>> good afternoon. welcome to "the lead." we begin with the national lead. it's like most of the country is living inside a flu medicine commercial right now. brutally cold weather has descended upon most of the nation, bringing a deadly ice storm sweeping from texas to new york. nearly 2,000 flights have been canceled, many of them going to or from the dallas-ft. worth airport. it's colder in dallas right now than it is in anchorage, alaska. authorities fear that no amount of shoveling or salting will make the streets safe enough for the dallas marathon or holiday parades so officials decided to cancel both of those events this weekend. at least four deaths are blamed on this massive storm. two of them in oklahoma, where the roads are like skating rinks, highway patrol officers there have responded to more than 100 weather related crashes just since yesterday morning. there are fears that
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
you to the storm zone. >>> and right now, crowds are gathered outside nelson mandela's home in south africa. the country and the world are remembering him for his courage, his strength and his dignity. we're going live to south africa and we'll also speak with the former secretary of state, colin powell. >> the hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. big news for the u.s. economy today. hiring is up. unemployment is down. the jobs numbers for november were released this morning and they're much stronger than many analysts had been expecting. take a look. the economy added 203,000 jobs last month. that's 20,000 more than many of those economists had predicted. another surprise, the unemployment rate fell to 7% from the 7.3% a month earlier. that happens to be a five-year local and a real sign the economic recovery may be gaining some momentum. our christine romans is in new york watching all of these numbers for us. how significant are they, christine? >> it's significant, wolf. now you've got a trend in place for the year, you've got more than 2 million jobs on track to be created the
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
of "ac360," join me for the nelson mandela coverage, starting at 3:30 eastern time, >>> out front, next, the memorial for nelson mandela will be unlike any we have ever seen, and who will be sitting next to the president of the united states? >>> then the nsa is spying on america video gamers. what are they hoping to find in the worlds of war craft. and what happened to cause a plane to crash in san francisco? is the problem getting worse? >>> i'm jake tapper in for erin burnett. just hours from now, the president and nearly 100 other world leaders will join thousands of mourners to pay respects to nelson mandela. the staid july is seat 94,000 people. and every seat is expected to be filled. it will rival the funeral for winston churchill. in addition, president obama, george w. bush, president clinton and president carter will be there. raul castro will be there. will mandela's message of forgiveness resonate? and a time crunch of epic proportions, will the venue be safe? first on the security front. joe worked on security for pope john paul's funeral. what could go wrong? but a
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
now. >>> out front, next, the memorial for nelson mandela will be unlike any we have ever seen, and who will be sitting next to the president of the united states? >>> then the nsa is spying on america video gamers. what are they hoping to find in the worlds of war craft. and what happened to cause a plane to crash in san francisco? is the problem getting worse? >>> i'm jake tapper in for erin burnett. just hours from now, the president and nearly 100 other world leaders will join thousands of mourners to pay respects to nelson mandela. the staid july is seat 94,000 people. and every seat is expected to be filled. it will rival the funeral for winston churchill. in addition, president obama, george w. bush, president clinton and president carter will be there. raul castro will be there. will mandela's message of forgiveness resonate? and a time crunch of epic proportions, will the venue be safe? first on the security front. joy worked -- joe worked on sec for pope john paul's funeral. what could go wrong? but a lot could go wrong. >> yeah, south africa's not entirely a safe place. y
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
world. i'm fareed zakaria coming to you live from new york. starting with nelson mandela and we will ask you what happened to his legacy in africa and beyond. i have a great panel including one of mandela's close confid t confidants and the man that until this summer was obama's top national security -- why he says the u.s. doesn't need to cut a deal with hamid karzai of afghanistan. >>> next, how to understand the booming american economy. i'll ask the man who presided over great growth and some critics charge also helped create many bubbles. former fed chair, alan greenspan. >>> and as we approach the first anniversary of the new town massacre, what can the u.s. learn from other nations about gun policy. i'll take you to japan for a fascinating look at a nation that loves violent video games but has a gun death rate that is very different from america's. it's a preview of a gps special airing tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> but first, here's my take. when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1990, i remember being struck by how old-fashioned he seemed. he spoke with the lan
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
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Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> nelson mandela, speaking after his release from 27 years in prison in south africa. his conviction, his courage changed the world. mr. mandela went from freedom fighter to political prisoner to president. >> his message of reconciliat n reconciliation, not vengeance, inspired people everywhere after he negotiated a peaceful end to the brutal segregation of black south africans and forgiveness for what the white government had done, oppressed them and imprisoned him. today, the world is remembering ali con. >> nelson mandela. nelson mandela. ♪ >> in south africa, the grieving and mourning are mixed with songs and celebration. for the man affectionately known by his clan name madibmadiba. remembering the life and legacy of any son mandela. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company. it is interesting how much of a celebration it has been. there is the mourning. there were tears tonight. today it's been singing and dancing, people celebrating the life. >> he seems to have an impact on just about everyone. people around the world are reacting. we
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
live as the world prepares to honor nelson mandela. >>> a couple accused in a shocking crime. use the internet to play a deadly game. >> good morning, i'm michaela pereira. >> i'm john berman. it is 5:00 in the east. >>> we begin with this massive deadly storm socking the east coast with storm and ice after wreaking havoc cross nearly half of the country. >> you name it, it's done it. thousands of flights were canceled this weekend and hundreds on hold today. many of the flights in dallas/ft. worth. a huge hub slammed with cold weather and ice. travelers have been stuck there for days waiting for their flights to be rescheduled. this morning alone, more than 700 flights there have been canceled. heavy snow is causing problems at washington, d.c.'s airport. if you're flying today, we feel for you. beyond that, probably a good idea to call your airlines. >> absolutely. if you're picking somebody up at the airport, call ahead. this snow leading to massive pileups including the one we are showing you me racine wisconsin. 60 crashes officials say in that area on sunday. at least one person
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
world is coming to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela, the father of south africa. it is the single largest gathering of heads of state and gives just in a few hours, president obama, former president george w. bush and hillary clinton sharing air force one, former presidents clinton and carter flying separately, along with presidents and princesses and kings from other countries. many converging on a soccer stadium here in johannesburg, it is built were we're told, for 90,000, may not be big enough. here they come to thank the man who led them to freedom. now how many other figures can you say that about? that they led a country to freedom and showed the world a better way. i had the privilege today of spending time with bono, the band member of u-2, he knew mandela personally and has been a champion for justice since the late '70s. >> when you first heard that he had died, what went through your mind? >> stubborn until the end, you know? it was like he was playing this -- he was trying to outstare god, and finally, god blinked. >> his leadership was in part to get a abi
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
icon. thousands of mourners braving heavy rains to attend the official memorial service for nelson mandela. 100 current heads of state and former leaders, including jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush. just behind them, archbishop desmond tutu. president and mrs. obama, drawing cheers from the crowds. these words from president obama, to honor a man he called a personal hero. >> we know like south africa the united states had to overcome centuries of racial subrogation. as was true here, it took sacrifice, sacrifice of countless people, known and unknown, to see the dawn of a new day. michelle and i are beneficiaries of that struggle. but in america and in south africa, and in countries all around the globe, we cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not yet done. the struggles that follow the victory of former equality where universal franchise may not be as filled with drama and moral clarity as those that came before but they are no less important. for around the world today, we still see children suffering from hunger and disease. we still see run
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Dec 9, 2013 10:00pm PST
u2. he knew nelson mandela over the years and been the voice for justice here since the late 1970s. when you first heard that he had died, what went through your mind? >> stubborn until the end. you know, it was like he was playing this big sort of, he was trying to outstare god. >> his leadership was, was in part his ability not only to get consensus but also his ability to overcome the natural anger and bitterness and resentment he would have for being in prison for 27 years. he saw the need that he had to have overcome that. he had to put that aside. >> yeah, he refused to hate. not just because he hadn't experienced rage, but lived with rage and he thought that love would do a better job of liberation, of emancipation. you know, what sort of country would they inherit if the people were further embattled against each other. i mean, this is, this is the gift of vision, i guess, into the future. being able to see a future before it exists. i mean, that's probably his gift, isn't it? >> we'll have more tonight with bono and first toss it back to john berman. >> what an amazing sce
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Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
prepares to bury nelson mandela. we'll talk with martin luther king iii. he'll tell us about his memories of meeting mandela and the shared legacy with his own father. >>> let's begin this hour with merrill newman, an elderly u.s. war veteran dragged off a plane and then locked up in north korea and is now free after six weeks held without any real explanation. he was suddenly released overnight by the communist country. north korea calling it a, quote, deportation. joining me now, cnn correspondent dan simon. he's at the airport in san francisco awaiting newman's arrival, about when he is expected to arrive, and this is some journey, isn't it? >> reporter: it really is, fredricka. and it's really important we remind our viewers of the nature of the situation. this is an 85-year-old with a heart condition who had been held in north korea since october, and no one knew what was going to happen to him until he was suddenly released by the government last night. he is expected to land in about an hour from now. behind me is where he would clear -- come out through customs and greet
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Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
nelson mandela. we'll have a live report on the president's expected role in tomorrow's public memorial service. >>> and right now, 85-year-old merrill newman resting at his home in california after spending more than a month in captivity in north korea. he's also sharing new details about his ordeal, including the menu. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. it doesn't seem to matter where you are in the united states today. we all have one thing in common. pretty much miserable weather. if you're headed to the airport, pag your patience. more than a thousand flights already have been canceled today. on the roads, it's no better. this was the scene in yonkers, outside new york city. police say 30 people were injured in a 24-plus car pile-up on the bronx river parkway late last night. one reminder, falling ice posing a huge threat. a sheet of melting ice fell to the ground in plano, texas, damaging at least eight parked cars. thankfully no people were on street at the time. cnn is covering all these developing weather stories for you. our meteorologist chad meyers will
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> blowback. newt gingrich on the hostility prochted by his praise of nelson mandela, and our political panel looks at the republican charm offensive, bill's hillary crusade, and what harry reid said. this is "state of the union." all the world is a stage and there are lots of actors these days. president obama acknowledge the u.s. would accept a peaceful nuclear energy program in iran. 85-year-old merrill newman is back on u.s. soil and with family after being detained. north korean authorities seized newman off a departing plane more than a month ago. joining me now, congressman michael mccall, chairman of the house homeland security and congressman adam schiff, a member of the house select intelligence committee. thanks for coming in on a snowy day. not always easy in washington. i want to start with merrill newman because i know his son is in your district and you had been back and forth with him. why did north korea seize him and why did they let him go? >> it's a very good question, and i'm not sure we'll ever know completely the answer. it may be as the north koreans have said th
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Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
u.s. presidents and more than 90 heads of state as the nation prepares to honor the life nelson mandela. >> oh, boy. falling ice in texas, of all places. crashing into parked cars. thankfully not people. severe weather continues right across the country. >>> and soccer fans turning violent in brazil, causing police to use tear gas and rubber bullets to stop the fighting. welcome to around the world". i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company. we'd like to welcome viewers not just here in the united states but indeed, all around the world. >>> day four of the mourning period for nelson mandela, and the world's focus on south africa unwavering. >> and that is how it is done. there is sadness mixed also with celebration. you see the dancers there as mourners flock to mandela's home in johannesburg. people of all different faiths, races, backgrounds together paying tribute to the icon who reshaped the country and really became a global symbol of peace. the diversity of the crowds a testament to what he accomplished in that once bitterly segregate the socie
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Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
life of nelson mandela. all part of a special day of prayer particularly today in south africa. coming up, we'll take you to johannesburg where some of the biggest services were held. and what would this pretty i'm thinking the ford fusion... ho, ho, ho!....the what? i need a car that's stylish and fashionable... especially in my line of work. now do you have a little lemonade stand? guys, i'm in fashion! but i also need amazing tech too... like active park assist... it practically parks itself. and what color would you like? i'll have my assistant send you over some swatches... oh... get a fusion with 0% financing for 60 months, plus $500 ford credit holiday bonus cash during the ford dream big sales event. thousands of tailgaters realized they needed one thing...and fast. mom, i need a bathroom. [ male announcer ] that's when the charmin tailgating potties rolled in, providing real relief to everyone. it felt like i was at home. that was an awesome experience! [ male announcer ] clutching victory from the seat of defeat, charmin saved the day. we scored a td with this tp. [ male anno
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Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
obama ordered u.s. flags ordered to half-staff until tomorrow in honor of nelson mandela. it was lowered in a police station in south carolina, but it had nothing to do with man l mande mandela. instead it was for a deputy killed in the line of duty and in remembrance of pearl harbor. today the flag is flying at full staff and in direct defiance of the president. he explained why he refused? a shoaf sign of respect to what nelson mandela has done, and i have no problem for them lowering it in south africa, but in our country, it's for the people that sacrificed for our country. >> he faces no legal action and he's grateful that he can disagree with the president without fearing a reprimand. >>> a newlywed couple is accused of killing a man simply for the thrill of it. that's when police are saying about this young couple. they were married just three weeks at the time of the alleged krim. the details are horrific. alexandra field is on the story northwest of philadelphia. what are you learning? >>. >> reporter: deb, elytte barbour are telling police he and his new wife wanted to
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Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
story including robyn curnow who was at the nelson mandela memorial service. now outside the home. i want to focus on the emotions here because it was incredible to watch. a lot of people here at least east coast time got up at 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning to see this historic occasion. you were there on the ground. give us a sense what that was like. >> i was speaking to christiane amanpour when we were watching at one point and both of us who obviously covered a few stories in our time looked at each other and just said wow. it was an honor being there. there were times when you just had to say, let's watch this and let it all sink in. there was the singing, thattent chanting, that sense of people coming together. there were prayers. there were the speeches. some of them slightly long winded and boring i think for the crowd. a lot of the sound system wasn't ta good so you couldn't hear some of the speeches. but i don't think the crowd seemed to mind. you know, there was a sense of people just happy to be there. it was pouring with rain half the time, too. that didn't take away from
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Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
president nelson mandela. the current president in south african is urging his country to celebrate mandela and everything he stood for. millions of people across the country are doing just that. ♪ these are the streets of johannesburg earlier. they gathered in places of worship, homes and places all over south africa to honor mandela. world leaders are preparing to do the same as well. president obama, a trio of former u.s. presidents will attend mandela's memorial service on tuesday. we go to johhannesburg now. you've been discussing this move and what it meendz to spend the next few days celebrating nelson mandela. tell us more about that and what you've been seeing today. >> well, you can hear it as well. this constant lament, this constant song of thanks just around me here in the streets. people continue to come here. it's becoming like a pilgrimage, i think. and just remember, this is a very suburban street in a quiet wealthy area of johannesburg and ten blocks that way, eight blocks that way, people are parking their cars and walking, pushing strollers, bringing their chil
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Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
nelson mandela. let's listen in. yeah. we obviously are interested in the health of the 95-year-old former president of south africa, and this statement is from the president of south africa. it's on south african television. of course there's been a lot of concern about nelson mandela's health, how he's doing. he's been ill now for at least a year back and forth. he's 95 years old. he was president of south africa after serving more than 25 years in prison because of his battle against apartheid. i think he is about to speak. >> fellow south africans, our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed. he passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20:50 on the 5th of december, 2013. he is now resting. he is now at peace. our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss. his tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. his humility, his compassion and his humanity earned him their love
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Dec 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
much, erin. appreciate it. >>> question number two for the week ahead, will security at nelson mandela event actually hold? the memorial and funeral services for former south african president is said to be the largest gathering of diplomats ever. it could be a logistical nightmare. some dignitaries expected include prince charles on behalf of his mother, queen elizabeth. afghanistan president hamid karzai. brazilian president rouseff. preside president hollande, president barack obama, clinton and bush. >> nelson mandela passed away late thursday. this sunday has been national day of prayer where you've seen sights like this all over the country as south africans pay thanks and bid farewell. the government has also confirmed today that at least 59 dignitaries from around the world are confirmed to be here during these ten days of mourning. they include u.s. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. queen elizabeth ii will be represented by her son, prince charles. french president holland e will be here also. a logistical challenge ahead for the
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
] >>> crowds gathered outside the home of nelson mandela in johannesburg today, celebrating the life of the 95-year-old president who died on thursday. ♪ ♪ >> it's a period of mourning, but it's also one of great celebration. cnn's david mckenzie has more on the generations of south africans who are saying good-bye to their beloved leader. >> reporter: a pilgrimage of song and dance, paying tribute to nelson mandela at his johannesburg home. to the man universal live known here as madiba. >> singing revolutionary names of the 1980s from south africa, many of these people would have been part of the struggle to liberate this country. what is truly remarkable is the unifying nature of this man, of how people of all races, creeds and ages have come out here. it's a period of mourning but also a period of celebration. craig dickinson came with his son so he could experience the magic. >> he's done so much for our country. the youth are really involved in the name of madiba. he's an icon. >> this woman brought her son. >> he was in his lifetime for a purpose and i think they will gain mu
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
whereabouts. >>> and nelson mandela. you know him as an antiapartheid revolutionary, a prisoner, and as south africa's first black president. but what about an athlete? we'll take a look at his love of sports coming up. >>> a major storm is moving across the central part of this country. the dallas ft. worth area is one of the hardest hit places. an ice storm knocked out power for thousands and canceled hundreds s of flights. much of the state is plunged into bone-chilling cold. the city cancelled the marathon ask scheduled for tomorrow. in tennessee the state of emergency has been declare bid the governor because of the weather. andrew peterson is joining us live now from a very chilly memphis. i mentioned dallas had a marathons that been canceled for tomorrow. what's the status of the memphis marathon that was also scheduled? >> reporter: yeah, unfortunately that was canceled as well. it was an important decision. 20,000 people were expected to come into the city of memphis and you think about that commute time during the highest point of that ice storm. that was the concern and th
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
week, south africa is paying tribute to nelson mandela, ten days of mourning are under way for the man many called madiba. but the nation is also celebrating this life. we'll do that next. [ dr. ronit ] there's a lot of foods and drinks that have acids in them. raspberries, strawberries, working at your enamel, once it's gone, you can't get it back. i would recommend using pronamel. pronamel will help to reharden the enamel, i use that every day, twice a day, and i know that i am protected. as your life and career change, fidelity is there for your personal economy, helping you readjust your retirement plan along the way, rethink how you're invested, and refocus as your career moves forward. wherever you are today, a fidelity i.r.a. has a wide range of investment choices to help you fine-tune your personal economy. call today, and we'll make it easy to move that old 401(k) to a fidelity i.r.a. congestion, for the smog. but there are a lot of people that do ride the bus. and now that the buses are running on natural gas, they don't throw out as much pollution into the air. so i feel
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
and will do so forever. >> remarkable. well, nelson mandela inspired people around the world to make an impact. for more on his charitable legacy and how you can also make an impact and get involved go to cnn.com/impact. >>> you are in the cnn newsroom. hi, everybody. i'm deborah feyerick. this weekend across several states, you guessed it, winter came early and winter came fast. in just 24 hours temperatures went from spring-like to below freezing in texas, oklahoma, arkansas and tennessee. this isn't the fluffy stuff, the stuff you go out and have a good time in. we we are talking about sleep and frozen slush and high winds that are making driving dangerous and knocking out power to hundreds of homes. days ago it was 75, while it will not be above freezing at all this weekend. in oklahoma, crews work to clear highways that are snow packed and dangerous and they are open being kitsch yechbs and warming s -- opening kitchens and watching centers across the state. it's 20 degrees colder than normal, the sun has gone down, that's my worst part of covering weather. how long does this co
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
federal agents? >>> and a vip flight, air force one departing for nelson mandela's memorial service with an impressive passenger list including two presidents and three first ladies. what's going on behind the scene? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> it was a horrifying and deadly disaster, all caught on camera. tomorrow, the national transportation safety board will begin a two-day hearing on the july crash of this asiana jumbo jet at the san francisco airport. the "wall street journal" is reporting that investigators say the crash was caused by a combination of pilot confusion about thrust settings and their excessive reliance on cockpit computers. cnn's tom foreman is working this story for us. what are you finding out? >> reporter: what it looks like in this situation is that in fact, there was going to be an engagement in this discussion about whether or not these pilots in fact relied too much on these computers to land the plane safely and if they did, why, how do you keep it from happening again. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: two key questions surrounding the as
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Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
nelson mandela. we'll take you to johannesburg where thousands have been paying tribute. >>> plus, the graphic and violent beating of a teenager goes viral online, but here's the question -- should the girl holding the camera -- not the one who threw the punch -- but the girl holding the camera face charges? what about the sites where the video is getting millions of hits? what about people, maybe you, who are boasting it on other sites? should you face charges, too? we'll have more later this morning on "newsroom." ♪ [ female announcer ] just about anywhere you use sugar, you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. splenda® lets you experience the joy of sugar without all the calories. think sugar, say splenda™ the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ are still high in acidic content. if your enamel is exposed to acid and you brush it away, you know, then it's gone. i would recommend that they brush with pronamel. they don't need to cut ou
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u2. he knew nelson mandela over the years and been the voice for justice here since the late 1970s. when you first heard that he had died, what went through your mind? >> stubborn until the end. you know, it was like he was playing this big sort of, he was trying to outstare god. >> his leadership was, was in part his ability not only to get consensus but also his ability to overcome the natural anger and bitterness and resentment he would have for being in prissen for 27 years. he saw the need that he had to have overcome that. he had to put that aside. >> yeah, he refused to hate. not just because he hadn't experienced rage, but lived with rage and he thought that love would do a better job of liberation, of emancipation. you know, what sort of country would they inherit if the people were further embattled against each other. i mean, this is, this is the gift of vision, i guess, into the future. being able to see a future before it exists. i mean, that's probably his gift, isn't it? >> we'll have more tonight with bono and krp krp and first toss it back to john berman. >> what a
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Dec 7, 2013 6:30am PST
education system must keep up. >>> coming up, nelson mandela's 70th birthday spent in a prison cell. a world away, star power was lighting up wembley stadium and shaped history in the process. up next, we will take you inside the one event mandela himself credited for changing public opinion on apartheid forever. it's donut friday at the office. and i'm low man on the totem pole. so every friday morning they send me out to get the goods. but what they don't know is that i'm using my citi thankyou card at the coffee shop, so i get 2 times the points. and those points add up fast. so, sure, make me the grunt. 'cause i'll be using those points to help me get to a beach in miami. and allllllll the big shots will be stuck here at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. it really made the difference between a morning around t
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Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
churches, mosques, tem temples, synagogues, all to honor nelson mandela. >> the congregation at one church singing in tribute. president obama and first lady michelle obama will attend today's memorial service, so will former president george w. bush and bill clinton. >> joining us from johannesburg we know about the president, former president, tell us who will be at tuesday's memorial and sunday's state funeral. >> reporter: well, we know at least 90,000 south africans will cram into that saoccer stadium tuesday to honor nelson mandela. joining them, in addition to the u.s. presidents, will be a number of heads of states. the reason i can't give you the exact number is the south africans don't know yet due to sensitivities around traditional beliefs about not talking about this. the embassy was really only given details about the events yesterday. david cameron, the zimbabwean president will be, israelis will be here, too. it's going to be like the united nations in that football stadium on tuesday. beyond that the actual funeral will take place under a large tent in the middle of
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